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and anti-american violence overseas there is late word tonight that the fbi has exposed an apparent homegrown terror plot in chicago involving an american teenager. the feds arresting an 18-year-old man who they say tried to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago bar. what he apparently didn't know was that the fbi was in on it from the start and the bomb was a fake. nbc's john yang is in our chicago newsroom with more. was anyone put at risk here? >> reporter: law enforcement officials stressed to nbc news that no one was ever at risk. the bomb was a phony. the suspect, 18-year-old adel daoud had no weapons training, no explosives training and is not a member or connected with any terrorist group, international terrorist group. according to this 35-page criminal complaint he was spotted by the fbi online talking jihad and talking about attacking americans. an undercover fbi agent got in touch with him. in the course of their discussions he came up with this plot to attack a target in chicago. and last night, according to the fbi, he was given a phony bomb, drove it in a jeep cheroke
information we have at present. first of all, there's an fbi investigation that's ongoing. and we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpyred. but putting together the best information we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi in fact was initially a spontaneous reaction to what transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted of course by the video. >> there was a caveat there. she said the fbi was still investigating. but the thought was it was a spontaneous reaction. a couple of days before that, the libyan president said, no, in fact, al qaeda was behind this attack. and then days later, after ambassador rice is on this program and other programs, the president's spokesman jay carney says this. it is, i think, self-evident that what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack. well, if it was self-evident, why didn't the president call this exactly what it was, an act of terror on the anniversary of 9/11? >> well, this is an eve
've rounded up dozens of suspects. the fbi is hoping to deliver a definitive answer on what happened, but has been unable to reach the consulate in benghazi because it's still too dangerous. the waves of anti-american protests from north africa to asia appear to be ebbing, but critics of current u.s. policy say the protests are not the problem, they're a symptom. >> if we all decide to rally around the video as the problem, we are going to make a serious mistake. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says this is bigger than diplomacy, it's about the existence of the united states and israel. >> for them, we are you, and you are us. and at least on this point, they're right. >> reporter: brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> attacks in afghanistan over the weekend claimed the lives of both civilians and american soldiers. eight nato troops including six americans died in assaults by taliban insurgents or afghan government forces. one attack may have been directed at the location where england's prince harry is based. >>> and the nato coalition has apologized for an air strik
with the man to stay in his seat, but he kept getting up. at one point according to the fbi, he asked a female passenger to sit in his lap, and then he offered her drugs. another passenger says he grabbed her. >> he grabbed my hair and goes, no, no, no, no, no. and he kissed me. >> he's an actor and model who owns a clothing company. he was arrested and charged with interference with a flight crew. david trong says it was the passengers aboard the flight who held him down with belts when he threatened their lives. >> look at every one of us and said, i'm going to kill you and your entire family. >> reporter: at one point two doctors came forward with a syringe and gave him a shot of valium. >> that was vikki vargas reporting. passengers had to hold the man down for nearly three hours. he will now face federal charges for interfering with a flight crew, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. >>> the warmup is getting closer, you can feel it outside today. definitely a little toastier than it was the last few days. >> it's almost like you can feel it across my maps here throat t
's top stories. >> good morning, everyone. fbi agents have arrested a man they say planned to detonate a car bomb outside a bar in downtown chicago. more now from michelle franzen. >> reporter: authorities say a bar in chicago's busy downtown was the target friday night of an alleged car bomb plot. planned, investigators say, in a detailed criminal mrant by 18-year-old adelle dieud, an american teen who lives just outside chicago. he was arrested by fbi undercover agents after he tried to detonate what he believed were real explosives in a vehicle he parked in front of a bar. federal prosecutors say the suspect was under watch or authorities for months after he posted material on the internet relating to violent jihad and the killing of americans. >> they weren't under cover by pretending to be terrorist colleagues who could help him in his plans to carry out an attack. >> authorities say daoud allegedly drafted a list of 29 potential targets, including military recruiting centers, bars, malls and other tourist attractions in the chicago area. but at no time, authorities say, did he po
's an fbi investigation that's ongoing and we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpired. but putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video. what we think then transpired in benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately, are readily available in postrevolutionary libya. and it escalated into a much more violent episode. obviously, that's our best judgment now. we'll await the results of the investigation, and the president has been very clear we'll work with the libyan authorities to bring those responsible to justice. >> was there a failure here that this administration is responsible for, whether it's an intelligence failure, a failure to see this coming, or
this might have come from. the fbi will also go over and do a forensic examination. and with that, we'll start to get indications of who might have been responsible. but ultimately, we still are going to be very reliant on the government of libya. and thankfully, they have said and done all the right things thus far to pursue this and also secure our institutions in the future. >> michael, thanks for your perspective this morning. i appreciate it. >> my pleasure, good to see you. >> you too. it's 7:09, here's savannah. >>> thanks. senator john mccain was a key advocate of early u.s. intervention in libya and a friend of ambassador chris stevens. good morning, senator. >> good morning to you, savannah. >> do you believe that ambassador stevens was the intended target of terrorists? >> i do. i think the indications of how this attack was carried out clearly indicate that's the case. and i'd remind you, savannah, that they just went through a very bloody conflict and there's thousands of weapons in libya. they have a very weak government. this is their first experiment in democracy. the
michigan, to giants stadium in new jersey, and to a farm outside detroit where in 2006 the fbi raised a 3,000 foot barn and dug under it. once the leader of the teamsters, the nash's largest union, his connection with organized crime kept him in hot water. >> i believe the stories that hoffa was in a power struggle. i believe hoffa was killed by organized crime figures. >> reporter: that possibility could explain the informant's long silence. >> i mean, he is terrified. i could hear his voice tremble yesterday when i talked to him. >> reporter: could this be where the search for hoffa ends? >> we are investigating it as a cold case homicide. that's been our focus since the beginning. if it somehow happens to be mr. hoffa, great, it will end a major mystery. >> reporter: police say the work here will take about two hours. they're going to take that core soil sample, send it to a forensic anthropologist at michigan state university. if the examination of that soil sample turns up evidence of remains, then they'll start digging. willie? >> john yang, thanks so much. 7:20. here is savannah. >
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